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Design Coordinator (Commercial Fit Out)

Job Description

  • Job Reference: RADMC201123
  • Job Title: Design Coordinator (Commercial Fit Out)
  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 + excellent benefits package
  • Location: Antrim, Northern Ireland

Design Coordinator
Are you looking for a Design Coordinator role? Interested in working for a leading commercial fit out contractor?

VANRATH are recruiting a Design Coordinator to work on various commercial fit out projects in Antrim, Northern Ireland.

£40,000 - £45,000 + excellent benefits package

Our client is a leading commercial fit-out contractor based in Antrim, Northern Ireland. They provide a comprehensive fit-out service to range of clients across multiple sectors including Leisure and Hospitality, Retail, Heritage, Aviation, Healthcare, Offices and other Commercial buildings.

The Company are very busy with a lot of work ongoing and lined up further down the line. They are on the lookout for a Design Coordinator to join them on a permanent basis, based out of their offices in Antrim.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Understand the clients / architects design brief, specification, and drawings
  • Organise and chair design meetings with the architect, site team and suppliers
  • Oversee the design process through to the point of publication of assigned A Status drawing
  • Oversee the drawing administration process and be competent with design filing protocol systems such as i.e. Conject and BIW
  • Oversee and track the design process, using RFI protocols
  • Oversee the technical submittal process
  • Oversee the product sample submittal process
  • Be actively involved in the sampling process including the production of the samples sign off
  • Assist in the production of the O&M Manuals
  • Assist with the procurement of bespoke designed materials and play an active part in the order enquiry process, solely from a design process
  • Be up to date with current fit out products and be familiar with the supply chain
  • Liaise and work closely with the Commercial Manager in understanding what financial allowances have been made for the projects and have an awareness of financial restraints when progressing with design
  • Liaise and work closely with the Factory Manager with production query's and to drive development and improvement of our offsite manufactured product
  • Liaise and work closely and build strong relationships with the Project Site Management teams and assist them in the project delivery
  • Oversee the production of factory / workshop drawings and schedules

The Ideal Person:

  • Degree qualified or other relevant qualifications
  • Experience working on commercial fit out projects
  • Track record working for a reputable Main Contractor
  • Experience in 2D and 3D CAD design
  • Joinery experience
  • The ability to understand, solve and present solutions to engineering and CAD related challenges
  • Understand CDM regulations, BREEAM etc. and the responsibilities that this brings from a design perspective
  • Be capable of scheduling timber and metal door sets, along with an ironmongery schedule to the architect's specification
  • Be up to date with modern fixing techniques
  • Be capable and competent in dealing directly with the Project Architect and Principal Contractor Design Manager
  • Be competent in coordinating our drawings with other trade contractors' drawings and be comfortable dealing with other trade contractors direct
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines whilst juggling several different tasks
  • Willingness to work across various industries whilst continually developing advanced and varied SOLIDWORKS product skills
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and ability to create and read technical drawings
  • IT skills and experience using computer-aided design software such as AutoCAD and Solid works
  • Attention to detail to create accurate and detailed drawings and check other colleagues' work for accuracy and quality
  • Communication skills and relationship building to work with clients and other engineers and architects to understand and interpret their designs
  • Organisation and time management to complete work to project deadlines
  • A flexible approach to decision making, to make changes to drawings at short notice
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements to design in line with industry standards

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Robert Apps for a confidential discussion